Beer hand-ups? Bacon hand-ups? Scantily-clad people in outlandish costumes? Cyclocross racing on a single gear? If these things sound like a good cycling combination to you, SSCXWC might just be your bag baby. Unfortunately, registration for the men’s 2011 final race is closed, but other categories (read: LADIES!) are still open and good word has it that several Cutthroat Racing team members are registered and making plans to travel to the city of the Golden Gate Bridge to witness the spectacle that is Carnivalle….errrrrr…the Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships.
2010 saw the race in Seattle, Wa. while 2009 and prior years were held in Portland, Or. A new venue, new(ish) sponsors, and a new promoter, leads us to believe that 2011 will be a year to remember. With the main event being held at the Golden Gate State Park on Saturday, November 20th, the race will be preceded by a group ride (Friday November 18th) and the qualifier (the following day, Saturday, November 19th).
This year, a host of new categories have been opened up, including clydesdales and geared categories. Despite some outcry from traditional single speed enthusiasts, the race is shaping up to be competitively-silly (if such a thing exists). Truthfully, this format doesn’t differ greatly from years past when the main event was held in conjunction with other locally-sanctioned races. No matter what your flavor, SSCXWC has the makings for an event that will scar participants’ memories for years to come.
Check back in the future for (at the least) race updates, and (at the most) race reports from Cutthroat Racing team members.
For more information, please see: http://www.sscxwc2011.com/